Nitrile rubber or acrylonitrile butadiene rubber is a co-polymer of
butadiene and acrylonitrile. It has good general resistance to oil along
with good mechanical properties, especially tensile strength, flexing,
compression set and impermeability to gases. It has moderate aging
properties and good adhesion to metal. Its recommended operating
temperature range is -30° C to + 120° C.
It also displays a good
resistance to inorganic chemical products except antioxidant agents and
chlorine. It gives satisfactory resistance to general hydrocarbons. Due
to its polar nature, we do not recommend its use with polar liquids like
ketones, ethers and amines.